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Home > Training > Mainframe > z/OS Foundation Skills Boot Camp Training

z/OS Foundation Skills Boot Camp Training

Course#: WA2026

A conceptual overview of z/OS and MVS is provided, as is an introduction to the use of TSO and ISPF/PDF, followed by a grounding in basic JCL skills. Topics covering concepts, terminology and acronyms associated with the mainframe and its operating system are included, as well as a TSO introduction, ISPF introduction, the ISPF Editor, ISPF Utilities, job flow, JCL syntax, JOB and EXEC statements, DD statement parameters for both existing and new datasets, and system utilities. Hands-on lab exercises will reinforce material covered in lecture. As an alternative to the Boot Camp, students may attend each of the three component classes which allows for some additional time on each subject.


This course is designed for those who are new to the z/OS MVS and TSO world and need to quickly gain necessary skills to perform in that environment.


No prior knowledge or MVS experience is required.


5 Days

Outline of WA2026 z/OS Foundation Skills Boot Camp Training

  • Hardware and Software Components
  • The Mainframe and MVS
  • Introduction to TSO
  • Introduction to ISPF
  • The ISPF Editor
  • ISPF Utilities
  • Introduction to JCL
  • JOB and EXEC Statements
  • Using DD Statements for Existing Data Sets
  • Using DD Statements for Creating Data Sets
  • System Utility Programs
  • Cataloged Procedures
  • Instream Procedures
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to...
  • Understand the concepts of z/OS and MVS
  • Gain skills in the use of TSO
  • Learn to use the ISPF editor and utilities
  • Develop a grounding in basic JCL skills
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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